Apply to WSU

When you know... you know. You’ve done your research and you know that we’ve got what you’ve been searching for.

From being the oldest member of the Minnesota State system, to our stunning natural setting, to our “smedium” size, we’ve got everything you want. A great future is waiting for you at Winona State University.

Our application process is quick and easy.

But if you do have questions, give us a call at 507.457.5100 or send us an email at That’s what we’re here for!

With our quick-decision time, you’ll find out if you’ve been accepted within two to three weeks.

Want to Start Classes in 2020?

Applications are open for Fall 2020, so apply today!

Create your Transfer Action Plan or contact the WSU Admissions team for help.


How to Apply


Submit Your Application

You can complete your application for Winona State University online.


Pay Your Application Fee

Pay the $20 application fee online or by calling the WSU Cashier at 507.457.5057 (weekdays between 8am-4:30pm).

No fee is needed if you are a returning WSU student, transferring from RCTC, or submitted a valid fee waiver request.


Send Your Transcripts

High School Transcripts

Freshman and Transfer Students with less than 24 college credits after high school or if you have attended a technical college only, will need to submit official high school transcripts or GED documentation.

College Transcripts

Request official transcripts from each non-Minnesota State College/University. If you have attended a Minnesota State College/Universities, WSU will retrieve your transcript from our database.

Transcripts can be sent to or mail them to:

WSU Admissions PO Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987-5838


Send Your ACT/SAT Test Scores

Freshman students are required to provide official ACT and SAT test scores to complete your undergraduate application.

Send WSU these scores in two ways:

  • Select WSU at your test: ACT code 2162/SAT code: 6680
  • Ask ACT or SAT to send an official score to WSU

Expect 7-10 business days for processing your scores once they are received.

Transfer students do not need to send ACT/SAT scores unless they have earned less then 24 transferable college credits.


Track Your Application

Once your application is completed you will have online access to track your application via MyWSU.

Students are mailed a decision 2-3 weeks after all information is received.

You should use myWSU to track your admissions process and RSVP for programs as well as check your email for important messages from WSU.

Remember that admission to WSU does not always mean you are admitted into a major/program.

See Where Your App Goes Next

Heads Up

Your application will not be processed until your transcript, ACT/SAT score and fee are received.

Contact us at to change addresses, phone numbers or intended college major after you submit an application.

You’re ready for college credit and we’ve got what you need.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) allows you to take college level credits that count towards high school credit.

Learn more about applying to the Winona State PSEO program.

From a welcoming community to breathtaking natural beauty, Winona is the place for you.

Become an international student at Winona State by completing the International Student Application.

The application takes approximately 3-4 weeks to process so apply early to ensure time for your visa, interview and to coordinate your travel plans.

Finish what you started. If you’re looking to finish your degree you’ve come to the right place.

Our Adult Entry Process allows you to turn prior learning into credits and get personalized advising.

Learn more about applying to the Adult Entry Process.

Be our guest. Sometimes you just want to take a class but do not intend to be formally admitted to Winona State.

Guest students can attend for one term and complete a new registration agreement each term.

Apply as a guest student (PDF) at Winona State.

Interested in advancing your degree and your career? WSU has the programs and dedicated faculty to help you succeed.

Get started today by reviewing the steps to complete a Graduate Student Application.

Past WSU students who have not attended the University for one semester or more (summer excluded) are classified as "returning" students.

Returning students must complete the re-enrollment process, which is done online or at the Warrior Hub (Maxwell 2nd Floor).